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Main Title Sulfur Dioxide Flux into Leaves of 'Geranium carolinianum' L.: Evidence for a Nonstomatal or Residual Resistance.
Author Taylor, Jr., George E. ; Tingey, David T. ;
CORP Author Oak Ridge National Lab., TN.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-600/J-83-036;
Stock Number PB83-255331
Additional Subjects Sulfur dioxide ; Tolerances(Physiology) ; Air pollution ; Ornamental plants ; Gases ; Tolerances(Physiology) ; Diffusion ; Plant tissues ; Sulfur ; Hydrogen sulfide ; Exposure ; Mathematical models ; Regression analysis ; Accumulation ; Comparison ; Reprints ; Geranium carolinianum
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NTIS  PB83-255331 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
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The concurrent exchange of SO2 and H2O vapor between the atmosphere and foliage of Geranium carolinanum was investigated using a whole-plant gas exchange chamber. Total leaf flux of SO2 was partitioned into leaf surface and internal fractions. The emission rate of SO2-induced H2S was measured to develop a net leaf budget for atmospherically derived sulfur. Stomatal resistance to SO2 flux was estimated by two techniques. An accounting of the simultaneous, bidirectional flux of gaseous sulfur compounds during pollutant exposure showed that sulfur accumulation in the interior of G. carolinianum was 7 to 15% lower than that estimated solely from mass-balance calculation of SO2 flux data. On a comparative basis, SO2 molecules experienced less pathway resistance to diffusion than effluxing H2O molecules. Thus, the diffusive paths for H2O and SO2 in G. carolinianum are not completely synonymous.